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Health, Wellness & Prevention

SAFE SCHOOL UPDATES
Urban Discovery Schools are Committed to the safety and health of every student, educator, staff member and family within our community. Stay apprised of our current COVID-19 policies, learn about our approach, available learning formats and more by reviewing our Safe School Plan here.
MENTAL WELLBEING
The mental health of our students is of the utmost importance to our team. AB 2022 added Education Code section 49428 which required school districts and charter schools to provide students and their parents/guardians with information at least twice per school year regarding how to access student mental health services on campus and/or in the community. UDS employs a School Psychologist to help ensure students’ mental health needs are met and to provide support for our staff who are trained in identifying at-risk behaviors. To obtain mental health services on campus and/or in the community please contact either the Principal of Primary or Secondary education or the School Psychologist.
SUICIDE PREVENTION
UDS Staff members and students grades 7-12 receive education on suicide prevention and mental wellness in compliance with Education Code § 215. Whenever a staff member suspects or has knowledge of a student's suicidal intentions, the staff member will notify the Principal and/or School Psychologist, who will assess the situation and notify the student's parents/guardians. When a suicide attempt or threat is reported, the School will ensure the student’s physical safety by one of the following, as appropriate:
 
  • Securing immediate medical treatment if a suicide attempt has occurred;
  • Securing Psychological Emergency Response Team (PERT), law enforcement and/or other emergency assistance if a suicidal act is being actively threatened;
  • Keeping the student under continuous adult supervision until the parent/guardian and/or appropriate support agent or agency can be contacted and has the opportunity to intervene.
 
The team will decide the most appropriate course of action for any relevant situation by assessing the students’ mental wellness, whether the student has an actual plan for suicide as well as the means to carry out the plan, and other factors.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHY YOUTH ACT (Grades 7-12)
The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), Education Code (EC) sections 51930-51939, defines comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education for grades 7 - 12. The law requires that both comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education are taught once in middle school and once in high school. The statute has five primary purposes:

  • To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy;
  • To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family;
  • To promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development;
  • To ensure pupils receive integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction and provide educators with clear tools and guidance to accomplish that end;
  • To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive, and safe relationships and behaviors

Parents that have concerns about our adoption of the CHYA should talk with the Principal of Secondary Education about alternative options.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION (Grades 6-12)
To address the threat that human trafficking represents to our children and community, California Education Code Section 49381 established that resources should be provided to families with students in grades 6-12.
 
In addition to this topic being addressed as part of our adoption of the CHYA program, we have established online resources for families:
 
Parents that have concerns about this topic should talk with the Principal of Secondary Education.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING COMMUNITY RESOURECES
The following resource listing was created to support families with information on community resources to support mental health and wellbeing. Please consult your pediatrician or family doctor for resources that are associated with your healthcare system. This listing is not an endorsement of services, rather it is a listing that of known providers. 
 
Alliant Family Clinic
10065 Old Grove Rd Suite 102 San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 547-9803
 
Bridges Teen Center
(619) 795.723

CAT (Community Assessment Team)
(760) 747-0205 (Escondido)
 
City Heights Family Health Center
5454 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 515-2400
*$50-135 depending on income
 
Cortez Family Center
1449 Ninth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 531-8937

Counseling Services
1012 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-0355 ext 252
 
Crisis Line
(888) 724-7240
 
Families Forward
858-380-4676
*Accept medical (have different locations around the county)
 
Logan Heights Family Counseling Center
2204 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 515-2355
*$50-135 depending on income
 
Mental Health Systems- Families Forward
9445 Farnham St
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 380-4676
 
San Diego Hospice & Grief Counseling & The Institute for Palliative Medicine
4311 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 688-1600
 
SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) San Diego
8755 Aero Dr #100
(858) 565-4148

3487 Santo Rd
(858) 496-0044

4775 Viewridge Ave
(619)-283- 9624

4275 El Cajon Blvd
(619) 283-9624
 

*Have free to low cost services- no insurance needed

 

South East County Mental Health
3177 Ocean View Blvd San Diego, CA 92113 (619) 595-4400
*Through the county accept medical